Hey guys! I wasn’t planning on posting tonight, but I’ll pop in quickly here to do a short recap of the day.
I began my morning with a 6am wakeup. I went to bed at 12, so this wasn’t an ideal amount of sleep, but I didn’t sleep too soundly so I was ready to get up and start my day. I ate a date, dressed quickly, and headed to the gym for my first gym workout of the school year!
Since I’m doing Crossfit and lifting a lot there, plus running and spinning for cardio, I want to use my gym workouts as time to work on certain lifts or exercises. I haven’t done a 1 rep max deadlift in over a year, and I started the morning with a shiny new PR of 205 pounds. It’s not a PR by much, but I didn’t exactly try 210 because I didn’t have time. But I’ll take it! I then worked on cleans from the hang position since we don’t have bumpers to do it from the ground.
I also spent a few minutes on the assisted pull up machine. I’ve definitely gotten stronger from Crossfit, and my goal is to be able to do a pull up by Thanksgiving. I wanted to see roughly how far I had to go. Well, I’m about 55 pounds away from doing one. So that’s something to work on. I finished with a few minutes of abs, and 8 rounds of HIIT on the rowing machine.
Post-workout chocolate milk was a necessity, as was this photo.
I had a 9 am class-Ochem. I actually really followed what was going on, and felt on top of things! It was a little stressful, because I kept expecting for the moment to come where I’d be completely lost. But it’s Day 2, so there’s still plenty of time to get lost. Fact: half the words that come out of my mouth during the school year is how hard Chem is and how much is sucks. I had 10 minutes until my next class, so I grabbed a quick pick me up-a small latte. Again, I drank maybe half. Which is annoying since I feel like it’s a waste of money, but what can you do?
After class and before spending time doing research, I took a moment to refuel.
In case you’re wondering, that’s a hard boiled egg in that bag.
I’ve been bad about taking pictures lately because my days have involved more snacks, which I normally don’t bother to photograph. But another snack looked like a combo of these things:
Plus a Thinkthin Divine and some super dark chocolate.
I actually spent some time doing my Chem reading. I feel unbelievably on top of things right now. I’ve not sure I’ve ever read my Chem textbooks before.
I then headed to flag football practice.
I learned how to throw perfect spirals (hah) and catch a football. I want to be a receiver; I’m pretty good at catching since I’ve played softball all my life, and I know for a fact that I’m terrible at pulling flags or blocking. My hands were DONE by the end-pink and kind of swollen and very tired. I need to steal my sister’s wide receiver gloves.
I headed straight to the gym afterwards for a quick Spin workout. I used an old playlist with HIIT in the middle (which is killer) and did about 30 minutes of the workout I had made. I’m officially in Spin teacher training mode. I need to figure out a date to sign up to be certified, but I want to wait until after my race at the end of October. My school is opening up a second gym (exactly the same as the current one) in November, and I would guess they’ll need more Spin teachers. Until I do the certification, I want to try and make a class for myself at least once a week.
I wasn’t super hungry after Spin since it was kind of late, so I hate a simple meal of yogurt and portabella mushroom soup in a mug-the best way!
Like my subtle coordination in decor? If the food isn’t interesting, then I can at least try to make the picture interesting.
I liked this flip-the hazelnut flavor really came through!
After dinner, we had a Progressive party in my dorm to meet people and eat food in the RAs room. I actually snapped some pictures of this!
Frozen Greek yogurt, berries, bananas, and chocolate fondue.
I have a really hard time passing up free food, even if I really don’t need it. This is definitely something I need to work on-I consume a LOT more sugar this way, and late night food. And if I eat late at night I sleep horribly, so that’s fabulous. Tips for passing these things up would be much appreciated!
If you’re wondering why this post seems so disjointed, it’s because I was interrupted in the middle and coerced to go to late night. They have a new menu this year-I got some things to share with friends, although I may or may not have dominated the cookie (unpictured).
You better believe I dominated those veggies though. I’ll take what I can get.
Well, it’s getting late. I don’t have class until 11, but I’m going to an 8am Crossfit, and I have a feeling that in the morning I’ll regret that cookie. Tomorrow is kind of a rough day in terms of workouts-8am Crossfit, PM 6 mile hilly run, and then flag football practice again. Flag football isn’t really taxing, but it means I need to get my run done earlier, reducing my between activity rest time. Ok, this was definitely not my best post ever, but such is life. Have a great rest of the week! It’s almost the weekend (sort of).
Do you pass up free food? Doesn’t free stuff taste better?